Truly inspiring action photography and editing. I loved the movements through and between tower blocks. Not as transcendent and lyrical as The Blade but necessary viewing for action fans. I'd rank it as my third favorite Hark after The Blade and Dangerous Encounters but I still have so much more to see. I'm thinking Shanghai Blues next!
I agree with you all the way about Time and Tide. I think my blurb was something like 'the most invigorating action photography of the 00's.' The camera angles and movement he gets during that tower block sequence are just...awe-inspiring. Still not sure how he did half that stuff and I've never even seen another director attempt to replicate it. I watched The Blade a couple months ago but already want to revisit it. Peking Opera Blues is my other absolute favorite of his. I still need to track down Shanghai Blues someday. Let me know how it is!